About White Rabbit’s Tiny Studio
White Rabbit’s Tiny Studio is a tiny art studio where paintings of white rabbits and curious Alice in Wonderland inspired artworks are created everyday.
The studio is in a sleepy yet magical little village in Canada (eh!) and is run by an equally sleepy and magical resident artist Kanako Heinrichs.
The resident artist is normally pretty busy either painting or having afternoon tea but the new exhibition info, paintings in progress and other posts can be found on Instagram! #whiterabbitstinystudio
From a young age, studying illustrations in children’s literature has been my passion. Sometimes my inspiration comes from the works by great artists like Sir John Tenniel, Maurice Sendak and Joseph Cornell, to mention a few, and sometimes it just comes to me while living my simple life in the quaint little village. I truly enjoy creating a dream-like and sometimes nightmarish world that is reminiscent of fairytales, children’s stories and folktales, and I enjoy painting in detail while applying different motifs that are hidden within my work.
My goal is to embed layers of meaning and stories into the paintings allowing viewers to briefly escape from reality. I prefer to leave the interpretation up to viewers by creating an open-ended storyline that draws viewers into their own world of imagination.
I work mainly with acrylic and oil on canvas or paper.
2004 B.A. Art and Design – University of Alberta, Alberta, AB, Canada
2011 – 2015 Queen’s Garden Queensberry Flower Co., Yaletown Design Studio, Vancouver, BC
2008 Follow the White Rabbits Place des arts, Main Hall Gallery, Coquitlam, BC
2008 Follow the White Rabbits East Vancouver Cultural centre, Vancouver, BC
2007 Follow the White Rabbits Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC
2007 Cherry on Top Subeez Cafe & Bar, Vancouver, BC
2004 & 2006 Cherry on Top The High Level Diner, Edmonton, AB
Juried Group Exhibitions
2016 Positively Petite Miniature Exhibition, Place des arts, Coquitlam, BC
2008 Positively Petite Miniature Exhibition, Place des arts, Coquitlam, BC
2007 Small, Smaller, Smallest, Federation Gallery, by Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, BC
2006 Painting on the Edge International Juried Show, Federation Gallery by Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, BC
2005 Tokyo Adachi Ward Juried Show, Tokyo, Japan
2008 Cultch Quarterly (Review), Vancouver East Cultural Centre Newsletter – Spring, 2008 edition
2008 “Surrealism Brings Alice in Wonderland to PdA” (Review), Tri-City News – June 04, 2008
2007 Cover of Art Avenue, A Federation of Canadian Artists Publication, Vol.7 – No.1 January/February 2007, Front cover, Acrylic on canvas
2006 “Painting on the Edge 2006” Art Avenue, A Federation of Canadian Artists Publication, Vol.6-No.6 November/December 2006, p.11, Acrylic on canvas
2006-2007 Member, Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, BC